The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 571 292 382
Rank change year-on-year
-279 +90
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 52 399 283
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.90% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.46% 3.63% 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 44 399 280
Average salary £47,000 £48,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.08% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
MCSD
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11371 10995 13126
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 24.77% 24.84% 25.87%
Number of salaries quoted 9075 9028 11228
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in London

MCSD
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the London region.

MCSD Salary Trend in London

MCSD
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSD across the London region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

MCSD Salary Histogram in London

MCSD
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the London region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Croydon - 12 £46,250 -
City of London -18 2 £71,250 +18.75% 1
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the London region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD.

1 345 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 312 (90.43%) .NET
3 310 (89.86%) C#
4 300 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
5 294 (85.22%) SQL Server
6 288 (83.48%) MCAD
7 270 (78.26%) ASP.NET
8 261 (75.65%) MCP
9 256 (74.20%) MCTS
10 255 (73.91%) MVC
11 245 (71.01%) ASP.NET MVC
12 244 (70.72%) TDD
13 216 (62.61%) WCF
14 199 (57.68%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 194 (56.23%) Web Application Development
16 181 (52.46%) Scrum
16 181 (52.46%) WPF
16 181 (52.46%) Rhino Mocks
16 181 (52.46%) NUnit
16 181 (52.46%) NHibernate
17 174 (50.43%) SQL Server 2012
18 150 (43.48%) Microsoft
19 142 (41.16%) Razor View Engine
20 125 (36.23%) JavaScript
21 123 (35.65%) BDD
22 117 (33.91%) .NET Framework
23 116 (33.62%) HTML
24 110 (31.88%) CSS
24 110 (31.88%) Finance
24 110 (31.88%) LINQ

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the London region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 68 (19.71%) SharePoint
2 55 (15.94%) BizTalk Server
3 50 (14.49%) SharePoint 2013
4 26 (7.54%) Node.js
5 13 (3.77%) IIS
6 9 (2.61%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (1.45%) WorkSite
8 2 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.29%) CMS
9 1 (0.29%) Umbraco
Applications
1 16 (4.64%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.03%) MS Office
3 2 (0.58%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.29%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.29%) Pivotal CRM
2 1 (0.29%) SalesLogix
2 1 (0.29%) Visualfiles
2 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.90%) Office 365
2 4 (1.16%) SaaS
3 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (7.83%) Internet
2 13 (3.77%) Broadband
3 1 (0.29%) Firewall
3 1 (0.29%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 294 (85.22%) SQL Server
2 174 (50.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 16 (4.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (3.77%) NoSQL
5 9 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.58%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.58%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.29%) EDRMS
10 1 (0.29%) Ingres
10 1 (0.29%) Informix
10 1 (0.29%) DB2
Development Applications
1 181 (52.46%) Rhino Mocks
1 181 (52.46%) NUnit
2 105 (30.43%) Moq
3 91 (26.38%) Subversion
4 26 (7.54%) MSTest
5 25 (7.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (5.22%) Git (software)
7 14 (4.06%) Visual Studio
8 4 (1.16%) Selenium
9 1 (0.29%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.29%) WATIR
9 1 (0.29%) Cucumber
General
1 110 (31.88%) Finance
2 89 (25.80%) Games
3 74 (21.45%) Banking
4 26 (7.54%) Investment Banking
5 21 (6.09%) Law
6 14 (4.06%) Retail
6 14 (4.06%) Telecoms
7 13 (3.77%) Advertising
7 13 (3.77%) Music Industry
8 12 (3.48%) Marketing
9 10 (2.90%) Legal
10 2 (0.58%) Back Office
11 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 287 (83.19%) Developer
2 215 (62.32%) .NET Developer
3 105 (30.43%) C# Developer
4 82 (23.77%) C# .NET Developer
5 62 (17.97%) ASP.NET Developer
6 55 (15.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 41 (11.88%) Graduate
8 39 (11.30%) Junior .NET Developer
8 39 (11.30%) Junior Developer
8 39 (11.30%) Agile .NET Developer
8 39 (11.30%) Junior
9 26 (7.54%) Agile C# Developer
10 19 (5.51%) Analyst
10 19 (5.51%) Consultant
11 13 (3.77%) Analyst Programmer
11 13 (3.77%) Programmer
11 13 (3.77%) Graduate Developer
11 13 (3.77%) WinForms Developer
11 13 (3.77%) Graduate .NET Developer
12 10 (2.90%) Applications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 312 (90.43%) .NET
2 270 (78.26%) ASP.NET
3 245 (71.01%) ASP.NET MVC
4 216 (62.61%) WCF
5 199 (57.68%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 181 (52.46%) WPF
6 181 (52.46%) NHibernate
7 142 (41.16%) Razor View Engine
8 117 (33.91%) .NET Framework
9 116 (33.62%) HTML
10 110 (31.88%) CSS
10 110 (31.88%) LINQ
11 102 (29.57%) Castle Windsor
12 97 (28.12%) Ajax
13 89 (25.80%) HTML5
14 77 (22.32%) Silverlight
15 76 (22.03%) MonoRail
15 76 (22.03%) WinForms
16 50 (14.49%) XML
17 39 (11.30%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 48 (13.91%) Client/Server
2 40 (11.59%) Computer Science
3 39 (11.30%) Tandem
4 36 (10.43%) Inversion of Control
5 33 (9.57%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (4.06%) Mobile App
8 13 (3.77%) iPhone
8 13 (3.77%) Social Network
9 5 (1.45%) Equities
10 1 (0.29%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (0.29%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.29%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.29%) DTV
10 1 (0.29%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.29%) Data Conversion
10 1 (0.29%) Data Extraction
10 1 (0.29%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 98 (28.41%) Windows
2 14 (4.06%) Android
3 7 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (0.87%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.29%) Linux
5 1 (0.29%) UNIX
5 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
2 255 (73.91%) MVC
3 244 (70.72%) TDD
4 194 (56.23%) Web Application Development
5 181 (52.46%) Scrum
6 123 (35.65%) BDD
7 105 (30.43%) Kanban
8 98 (28.41%) OO
9 51 (14.78%) Dependency Injection
10 36 (10.43%) MVVM
11 32 (9.28%) OOD
11 32 (9.28%) Continuous Integration
12 28 (8.12%) OOA/OOD
13 27 (7.83%) OOP
14 26 (7.54%) Domain-Driven Design
15 23 (6.67%) Asset Management
16 21 (6.09%) Business Intelligence
17 15 (4.35%) E-Commerce
17 15 (4.35%) Multithreading
18 13 (3.77%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 310 (89.86%) C#
2 125 (36.23%) JavaScript
3 78 (22.61%) SQL
4 63 (18.26%) T-SQL
5 48 (13.91%) VB.NET
6 29 (8.41%) VB
7 14 (4.06%) Ruby
7 14 (4.06%) C++
8 9 (2.61%) PowerShell
9 5 (1.45%) VBA
10 3 (0.87%) VBScript
11 1 (0.29%) Ada
11 1 (0.29%) Java
11 1 (0.29%) XPath
Qualifications
1 345 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 288 (83.48%) MCAD
3 261 (75.65%) MCP
4 256 (74.20%) MCTS
5 102 (29.57%) Degree
6 22 (6.38%) MCPD
7 13 (3.77%) MCDBA
8 10 (2.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (1.16%) MCSE
10 2 (0.58%) MCITP
10 2 (0.58%) MCSA
11 1 (0.29%) CISA
11 1 (0.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.64%) QA
2 2 (0.58%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.29%) Section 508
3 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 150 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 13 (3.77%) Google
2 13 (3.77%) Facebook
3 8 (2.32%) Hitachi
4 3 (0.87%) Interwoven
5 2 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.29%) CyberSource
6 1 (0.29%) LexisNexis
6 1 (0.29%) Siebel
6 1 (0.29%) SAP
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle
6 1 (0.29%) Sybase
6 1 (0.29%) EPiServer
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